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17.10.2014
Insect pollination and self-incompatibility in edible and/or medicinal crops in southwestern China, a global hotspot of biodiversity
Abstract: An increasing global demand for food, coupled with the widespread decline of pollinator diversity, remains an international concern in agriculture and genetic conservation. In particular, there are large ...

10.10.2014
Article Alert: Global malnutrition overlaps with pollinator-dependent micronutrient production
New research connects the contributions of bees and other pollinators to human nutrition around the world. The original researh article "Global malnutrition overlaps with pollinator-dependent micronutrient production" was pub...

24.09.2014
Securing Pollinator Health and Crop Protection: Communication and Adoption of Farm Management Techniques in Four Crops
Pollinator Partnership (P2) was contracted by the USDA and the EPA to conduct a review of crop protection best management practices (BMPs) when considering the health and safety of bees. In a new report P2 examines the pre...

16.09.2014
Celebrating pollinators: Penn State's Great Insect Fair
Why are pollinators so important to our daily lives? People from Pennsylvania could find this out by visiting the Penn State's Great Insect Fair, which took place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 13, at the Bryce Jordan Center...

16.09.2014
IPBES call for submissions: Indigenous and local knowledge on pollination and pollinators associated with food production
The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES - http://www.ipbes.net/) is conducting a global assessment on pollination and pollinators associated with food production. In addition to scientific...

16.09.2014
Job Alert: Postdoctoral Research Position in Ecology at UC Davis/ Tufts University
Effects of floral resource dynamics on bumble bee colonies and populations The successful candidate will work with Neal Williams at University of California Davis and Elizabeth Crone at Tufts University on a collaborative NSF...

19.08.2014
Article alert: Flower plantings increase wild bee abundance and the pollination services provided to a pollination-dependent crop
Blaauw, B. R. and R. Isaacs (2014). "Flower plantings increase wild bee abundance and the pollination services provided to a pollination-dependent crop." Journal of Applied Ecology 51(4): 890-898. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12257...

24.07.2014
The Spiral Project Handbook: Effective interfaces between science, policy and society
The Spiral Project Handbook: Effective interfaces between science, policy and society was developed as part of the SPIRAL project. SPIRAL is an interdisciplinary research project that studies science-policy interfaces betwee...

09.07.2014
Job alert: Associate Professor in Agro-ecology and sustainable agriculture (University of Reading, UK)
University of Reading is seeking to appoint a talented individual capable of leading internationally competitive research in the area of agro-ecology and sustainable agriculture. The opportunity arises because of the strategi...

09.07.2014
Job alert: Lecturer in Agro-ecology and Sustainable Agriculture (University of Reading, UK)
University of Reading is seeking to appoint a talented individual capable of undertaking internationally competitive research and dynamic teaching in the area of agro-ecology and sustainable agriculture. The opportunity arise...


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